Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute

We are always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join our team.

If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and cover letter to:



55 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930

GMGI Computer Scientist Job Description (PDF)

Computer Science - Data Science - Bioinformatics - Marine Genomics

Next generation sequencing combined with high performance computing and Big Data analytics provides an opportunity for exploration of marine biodiversity to unlock the secrets of marine organisms and revolutionize the field of marine biotechnology. Applying high performance data analysis to marine genomics will accelerate the discovery of new organisms, biosynthetic processes and therapeutic molecules, and will answer fundamental questions about ecology and biodiversity that are essential for the sustainable management of marine resources.

Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute is offering a unique opportunity to be a key player in shaping the future of the institution by developing the computing infrastructure and capabilities to discover information hidden in the vast amounts of marine genomics data. This position is an extraordinary opportunity for an ambitious entrepreneurial scientist who is interested in helping create a world-class research institute.


  • Establish infrastructure to organize and manage large genomic datasets
  • Implement analysis pipelines for genomic data mining
  • Oversee computational and data processing aspects for a variety of research projects including whole genome sequencing, comparative genomics, metagenomics and identification of microbial biosynthetic gene clusters
  • Contribute to planning and execution of collaborative projects with leading academic and industry research groups
  • Identify and implement emerging technologies for improvement of available genomic information platforms
  • Assist in grant writing and fund-raising efforts for the institution
  • Present and report methods, results and conclusions to a publishable standard, both internally and outside the institution where required
  • Hiring and supervision of computational and bioinformatics staff as the marine genomics program expands


  • PhD, or equivalent post-graduate experience in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics or a related field.
  • Experience implementing high-performance cloud-hosted systems applied to big data problems.
  • Experience managing and analyzing next generation sequencing data.
  • Experience with genomics software tools and algorithm development in one or more programming languages.
  • Self-starting, independent, creative thinker with strong problem solving skills.
  • History of success as a driving force in research projects.
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, integrity and flexibility.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

This position requires the desire, persistence and ability to work in a start-up environment and to help build a transformative research institute.

Benefits: not specified.

Salary: commensurate with experience

Posting expiration date: April 30, 2017

How to apply: send cover letter and resume to Chris Munkholm, chris.munkholm@gmgi.org.


Our mission is to become a world-class marine biotechnology research institute, built on the rich heritage of Gloucester's maritime history, catalyzing a biotechnology hub that will sustain Gloucester and the Cape Ann economy for the 21st century and beyond.

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55 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930

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